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Name: Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan

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Rank: Species
Status: Accepted
Name: Calvatia cyathiformis
Author: (Bosc) Morgan
Citation: J. Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist. 12(4): 168 (1890)
Deprecated Synonym(s): Calvatia fragilis (Vittad.) Morgan, Lycoperdon cyathiforme Bosc

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Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Calvatia

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Fruiting Body: 5-20 cm high and/or broad; round or flattened when young; becoming pear-shaped or round with a flattened top and narrowed base; white, tan or pinkish gray to light brown; smooth, the skin cracking and flaking with age; sterile base prominent, chambered, white to dingy yellow or darker, persisting as a deep purplish to purple-brown cuplike structure after the spores have dispersed; flesh white and firm when young, becoming yellowish, then brownish and finally dull purple and powdery.

Microscopic Features: Spores 3.5-7.5 µ; round, spiny or warty to nearly smooth. Capillitial

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Version: 3
Previous Version: 2

First person to use this name on MO: Darvin DeShazer
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, Erlon

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Created: 2007-03-10 17:36:37 CET (+0100) by Darvin DeShazer (darv)
Last modified: 2014-01-14 18:17:59 CET (+0100) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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